Our opinion: Selma always shows love to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Published 6:46 am Monday, January 15, 2024

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The City of Selma always honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday bearing his name every third Monday in January.

The Selma Links, Incorporated will hold its annual Unity Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Monday at Selma University.

The 24th annual Stop the Violence rally will be held on Monday from noon until 2 p.m., starting at Historic Brown Chapel AME Church and ending with the crossing over Edmund Pettus Bridge.  Rev. Michael Bowen organizes the event.

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As the nation honors King on a federal holiday, we believe that Selma should always have a huge impact.  King led the Selma to Mongomery March that occurred between March 21 and March 25, 1965. The march came days after Bloody Sunday on March 7, 1965 and eventually led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

We’re grateful for the sacrifices King made to fight racial injustice. We applaud the Selma Links and Rev. Michael Bowen as well as other churches and organizations that will honor Martin Luther King’s legacy.